Your dog is one of the most intelligent animals for you. yet he will not be able to take care of himself. So, Dog Grooming is an essential duty of yours. Protect it from every detailed element that can usually be ignored.
The royalty inside you might want your dog to go for a beauty pageant. But dog grooming is not just making your pet beautiful but also helping it to maintain its health. Dog Grooming is important not just for your dog, but for your and your home’s well being too.
Your carefulness and easy-going to your pet’s health can create health issues. Your dog makes your home joyful. For its soul to be joyful too, your hands are required.
Here are some steps that you can take towards a good dog grooming of your dog. Do give a look!
Brush it Off!
We know that it is hard to see the little fur come out off of your doggo. But trust this, that brushing will help to reduce the shedding of your dog’s fur. Brushing does not only help you to untangle your dog’s hair but also remove the possible dirt there. This will make it look as beautiful and handsome as you look.
Brushing removes the loose hair from the dog’s coat and even the hair knots. If your dog gets matted hair very frequently then brushing will help. In fact, when you brush the fur coat of your dog, the natural and healthy skin oil gets distributed all over the hair and your dog looks shiny. You may need not give it a bath every day if you practice brushing your dog’s fur off.
- If you think that brushing is all that is needed, then you’re wrong. The quality of your dog’s hair should be checked. There shouldn’t be any wounds or blood clots. If there is, then that would worsen the condition even more.
- If your dog’s fur is short, then the frequent care is not required. Brushing the hair in a few weeks will be perfect. And if the fur is medium in length, then you need to brush it every once in a week. For the parents who have long-haired dogs, they need to do this brushing job every day.
- Before any of the brushing job, make sure that you use a gentle brush for your dog. Also, make sure your dog is comfortable with this Dog grooming and enjoys it.
Bathing the Dog
Dog Bathing is a very important part of your dog grooming. Of course, it is not an occasion that you should keep in mind. But, for the sake of yours and your dog’s health, the bathing day should be marked in your weekly plan.
There is a need to remove the unpleasant odor or the dirt that has been accumulated on your dog’s fur coat. For that, bathing is the most desirable solution. It makes your dog look clean and shiny. Also, the loose hair, scales, and debris get cleaned when you give your dog a bath frequently. This makes your dog healthier and shinier than before.
- Bathing for you means a routine. For your dog, bathing should not be an everyday activity. Whenever it feels to you as if your dog has suddenly started smelling different than the usual pleasant dog smell or you see a lot of dirt getting accumulated on the fur coat then the bath becomes a necessity.
- First of all, brush its hair to remove the loose hair and mats. Then prepare a bathtub of lukewarm water that shouldn’t be too hot.
- Use a medium to wet the dog’s hair. And apply the solution of shampoo and water. Make sure that the shampoo shouldn’t be the same as yours. It can dry the dog’s skin.
- Massage the solution from head to the tail, avoiding the face. Later wash off all the lather from the coat.
Wipe your dog with a clean towel and comb its hair.
Trimming the Nails
It is really scary to think about trimming your dog’s nails. Many a time, while chopping the nails off of the paws your dog must have gone through pain and you must have faced little rage and growling. You definitely do not want it to be unpleasant for you and your cute little puppy too.
Well, about the chopping off. If you find that clipping your dog’s nails is way too difficult then rather go for filing them. This will work a little just like the chopping.
The reason behind the whining of your dog while nail clipping is biological. There are a lot of veins and blood vessels inside the claws of the dog’s paws. While chopping you can cut and can cause bleeding. You need to take care so for that you should consult a veterinarian. He will train you for that.
Dogs that play outside a lot they need to trim on a frequent basis. But apart from that, you need not do that every day or weekly. Once a month will work well.
Brush the Teeth
An essential part of dog grooming, Just like you brush your teeth for a healthy and fragrant mouth, your dog needs that too. Though if you ask the veterinarians for the recommendation on how often you should brush your pet’s teeth, they might suggest for daily brushing. But, for a better going, make that twice or thrice a week. As that is enough for maintaining the freshness in your mouth.
Before the brushing thing, selecting the toothpaste is a necessity. To be straightforward, the toothpaste you use have chemicals or ingredients that are not good for its stomach. Go on shopping for the perfect dog toothpaste. Make sure that you don’t force your dog into the brushing. Give it some time to get comfortable. You can dab some toothpaste every night on the dog’s lips. This will make it acquainted with the taste of the toothpaste.
The Hair Cutting
Even when you want to change your dog’s looks, the first thing that you will go to will be a haircut. Not just for the beauty, the haircut is meant to be for many other things. And mainly, cleanliness and health. An important dog grooming scenarios isn’t it?
Of course, this needs not to be mentioned that the owners almost do not know how to groom their dogs’ haircut. This responsibility should be passed on to the professionals. They will get the most needed and beautiful haircut. After all, they too want your pup to look the ‘Most Handsome Dog’.
The Healthy Dog Feet
Bet you like it when you present your palm, your dog keeps its paw on your palm. This is one of the friendly and welcoming gestures of your dog. But just think about this. There is a lot of dirt on your dog’s paws. It has gone through a lot of dirty places. You need to clean the little paws.
In fact, there can be particles from outside that can hurt a dog’s paws. For that reason, you need to clean the paws with a little wet cloth. The cleaning should include the wiping between the claw region.
Whenever your dog comes to you after playing outside or on the lawns, do give a check. Even cleaning time will work. There may be a cut on its paws.
Cleaning the Dog Eyes
Your puppy’s eyes are the most expressing eyes of the world. Innocence is all that should be seen in its eyes. And no dirt.
In bright light, give your dog’s eyes a look. They should be very bright and should be clean. There should be a white area around the iris. Remove the crusty gunk around your dog’s eyes. We have got a whole blog about cleaning dog ears though. Check it out.
An educated owner is a key to a healthy pet. You will pick the hint of your puppy’s illness if you are well aware of all the risks and diseases. It is your responsibility to protect your dog from any probable communication with the danger. And therefore, dog grooming is necessary.
Dogs are the animals, that need their owner’s lovely pets. They rarely want to spend their time alone. When you brush its hair or give it a bath or do things to his paws, it will love you care. This way your bond with your pet will get secured. Dog Grooming is a way of spending some quality time with your pet. Moreover, it may happen that while the dog grooming process, few health issues may come into your notice. Do consult the veterinarian.
If you’re a proud cat parent, we have something for you too. An article about Cat Grooming. Make sure you read it all.
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How can I groom my dog myself?
Yes, you surely can. We have this complete dog grooming guide here. Check this out.
Do you bathe a dog before grooming?
Yes, you should. It makes various porcesses of grooming easier.
What dog breeds should not be shaved?
Border Collies, Aussie Shepherds, Shelties, Newfoundlands, Golden Retrievers, and Bernese Mountains should not be shaved as their fur is their beauty.